Why a secure, multi-vendor strategy is crucial for the cloud
A few weeks ago, one of the well-regarded vendors of the cloud storage world, Nirvanix, abruptly announced that it was closing its doors, giving its more than 1000 customers just two weeks to migrate their data off Nirvanix systems. While some crusty naysayers may waggle their pointer finger and say ‘I told you this cloud thing was a fad’, I don’t think this news is a death knell for the cloud. In fact, judging from the number of Google Ads that pop up when you search on Nirvanix, a host of enterprising cloud service providers are actively seeking to capitalize on Nirvanix’s demise.
However, if you are, or plan to be, a consumer of cloud services, Nirvanix should serve as a reminder of how important it is to have an end-to end plan for your cloud lifecycle.
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